It’s difficult maintaining a band in turbulent times, and no one knows that better than Philadelphia-based Rock/Reggae/Hip Hop group The Movement. The band started in Columbia, S.C., with childhood friends/high school bandmates Jordan Miller and Josh Swain. Upon Swain’s 2002 return from college, the pair, inspired by everything from Sublime to Pink Floyd, began writing in Swain’s garage. Beginning as a trio with Jon “DJ Riggles” Ruff, The Movement immediately impacted the local scene with a rollicking blend of Reggae chill, Hip Hop flow and Rock intensity, which they channeled expertly into its 2004 debut, On Your Feet. For the next three years, The Movement toured relentlessly, opening for Blues Traveler, Ludacris, Wu Tang Clan and Steel Pulse, among others.
The Movement performs at Play By Play Café Saturday. Go here to read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice.